School to Career - Events and Opportunities

Find your Career Events – Explore your options!

Scroll down for upcoming Career Events grouped by topic 

You are welcome to explore as many occupations as you like.   It’s a great way for you to expand your horizons (or to sharpen your focus) as you learn from a real person who is working in the career of  your dreams!

All School to Career events will be virtual for the 2020-2021 school year, please plan to be a part of the live Zoom meeting so that you will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in activities.  DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO ATTEND!


Event Description Date Time
Meteorologist Meteorologists analyze and forecast the weather using data from satellite images, radar, remote sensors and weather stations all over the world. Learn about careers in Meteorology and what a “typical” day looks like! Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:30p
Economic Statistics Math, statistics, and data visualization help us understand what’s going on in the world, talk to a statistician and learn about his career in the Oregon Employment Department Wednesday, April 7, 2021 4pm
Sports Broadcasting Meet the official “Voice of the Hillsboro Hops” and learn about the variety of opportunities in sports broadcasting. Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10am
Tattoo and Piercing Meet an expert tattoo artist & piercer – Find out education & skill requirements, and learn about the current job market, pay ranges, and programs. Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:30p
Fashion Design Curious about the world of Fashion? Meet a professional designer and learn about how to create a career! Monday, April 19, 2021 1pm
WCSO- Washington County Sheriff’s Office The Sheriff’s Office answers 911 calls county-wide and operates the county’s only jail. From the Mental Health Respone Team to crime scene specialists, K9 units to major crime investigators, learn about the variety of careers that make up the WCSO. Wednesday, April 21, 2021 10a-12p
NW College of Beauty How do you start a career in Cosmetology? NW College of Beauty can train you in Hair Design, Nail Technology and Esthetics, and give you the most flexibility in your career! Their graduates work in full service salons or spas, and perform all services from haircutting, hair coloring, facials and waxing to manicures and pedicures! Thursday, April 22, 2021 2pm
Business Side of Being an Artist Learn about what it takes to build a career as an artist. Our presenter will discuss how to develop a niche, identify your target market, pricing, and marketing. Tuesday, April 27, 2021 1pm
Professional Artist/Advocate Meet a professional artist in mediums such as oil, acrylic, charcoal, pastel, aerosol, printmaking, as well as murals and large-scale chalk art. She’s traveled the planet teaching, networking, and contracting for the purposes of visual art. Wednesday, April 28, 2021 1pm
Graphic Design/Marketing Meet the owner and lead designer at Trillium Images – learn how this artist and graphic designer works with customers to create a wide variety of marketing materials – from company branding and print to web design plus everything in between. Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2pm
Illustrator/Graphic Designer Meet an independent, versatile, creative Illustrator/Designer who works on many different types of creative projects from greeting cards and comics to logos and web design and lots more! Thursday, April 29, 2021 1pm
Comic Book Artist/Illustrator/Writer Talk to the creator of the auto-bio comics Ghetto Swirl and You Say Latino whose work has appeared in comics like Bravest Warriors, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time, and Rick and Morty. Thursday, April 29, 2021 2pm


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Interested in learning more about School to Career? We would love to talk with you!
Please contact School to Career Director, Heather Ferrin-Myers at 503.726.2154
or by email

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